me

Martin Pyper (1967) Bristol, UK

studied in France and art school in UK, in The Netherlands since ’89, worked for various design/advertising agencies (& freelance) in The Netherlands & UK, amongst others:

5 years senior-designer at VBAT

4 years design-director + art-director at FHV/BBDO

3 years creative-director at PPGH/JWT

board-member ADCN (dutch art directors club) ’03 – ’08,

board-member PANL (dutch photography association) ’09

member BNO, PANL, ADCN, FOAM and TDC (Type Directors Club New York)

me studio is a small independent design studio that has a wide network of partners, artists, thinkers, creative organisations & designers we regularly collaborate with

awards + nominations:

winner of the theaterafficheprijs 2012-2013
(dutch theater poster awards) with the ‘corps’ poster
for the dutch national ballet (photo ‘erwin olaf’)

de best verzorgde boeken 2010
(best dutch book designs) two books selected
‘amsterdamsedingen’ + ‘vervoersdingen’ childrens books

finalist ‘chicago international poster biennial’ poster competition 2010 (for ‘het suikerdepôt’)

de best verzorgde boeken 2009
(best dutch book designs) for ‘j/m dingen’ children’s book

Dutch Design Awards – finalist (1 of 3) sept. ’09
‘corporate identity’ category (‘het suikerdepôt’)

Dutch Theater Poster Awards (selection ’04, ’06, ’07, ’08, ’11)

Dutch Housestyle Awards (final selection ’05)

Dutch Design Awards (selection ’03)

Silver Lamp ADCN (’97) nomination (’95, ’03)
ADCN jury ’97, ’01, ’05, ’06, ’07

Bronze Esprix ’03

SAN, Accent (corporate identity ’03)

ADC Europe, mixed media jury ’01

European Regional Design, Certificate of Excellence ’97

co-founder mind the gap (since 1996)

examination board ‘Amsterdam Photo Academy’ ’07

design lecture week Willem De Kooning Academy Rotterdam ’06

‘Theater Academy’ debate evening on poster design with Anton Beeke and Annelys de Vet ’07

PANL guest lecture on art-direction ’04
PANL portfolio surgery for photographers ’06
PANL debate on photography and design ’06
PANL introduction awards ceremony ’07

‘buy me’ exhibition, naarden photofestival ’06
(collaboration with wendelien daan, photographer)

member of the editorial team for design platform & inspiration blog fontanel

work (posters and books) selected in the permanent graphic design collection of the stedelijk museum amsterdam, the netherlands

‘the favourites’ bucharest, romania exhibition of graphic design work by 25 contemporary dutch designers) nov ’07

‘me studio’ took part in the christmas by colour project

lecture, the corporate identity of the dutch national ballet, national ‘theatre arts’ seminar, the hague – march ’08

‘fanclub’ exhibition on contemporary dutch designers at the HKU art school utrecht, april ’08

‘clubhuis’ exhibition on contemporary dutch designers at the HKU art school utrecht, may ’09

exhibition & interactive show ‘dutch design database’
at the graphic design museum, breda 2009-10

presentation evening on the subject of ‘inspiration’ together with designer ‘sander plug’ HKU art academy, utrecht – june ’09

external assessor final year graphic design department 2009, HKU art academy, utrecht – june 2009

external assesor final year ‘man and communication’ department – design academy eindhoven, dec 2011

lecture at the HKU art school, utrecht – january ’11
together with designer ‘herman van bostelen’

presentation on ‘getting started’ vroaam! 2010

presentation on ‘collaboration’ vroaam! 2011 (with photographer ‘ruud baan’)
a (poor quality) film of the talk can be seen here

portfolio surgery at vroaam! 2012

‘behance’ lecture & portfolio review, feb 2012

jury member for the first national ‘SO’ dutch photography awards 2013

work featured in the (Grafički) Dizajner: Autor ili univerzalni vojnik festival, belgrade 2013

talk at the first beyonderground festival – hasselt, belgium 2013

week long workshop on poster design at ‘ecv’ art school – aix en provence france 2013

participated in the third edition of the ‘graphic design festival’ poster project – sept 2012

‘visual storytelling’ lecture, graphic design festival sept 2012

small review of the above ‘gdfb’ lecture

lecture mad fest (music & design festival) oct. ’12 deventer NL

live interview with master guitar-builder flip scipio (USA)
on creativity at madfest 2015

lecture on ‘tactile’ 16th edition of papier hier, 17. nov ’12
with ‘ian wright’, ‘akatre’, ‘hansje van halem’ & ‘hattie newman’

selected for the ‘vidak’ international poster design exhibition
and book, shanghai 2012

2 posters featured in black & white are not colors exhibition
by fontanel: ‘ship of fools’ gallery, the hague (october ’11)

interview on posters (june ’11) posters in amsterdam blog

questions about creativity for amsterdam adblog (june ’11)

exhibition ’50 years of posters for the dutch national ballet’
at the dutch poster museum in hoorn (january – april 2012)

article & small interview on ‘fontanel’ on 50 years ballet posters expo

interview on ‘posters in amsterdam’ with jona rotting june ’12

jury for the SJP ’07 ‘magneten’ awards – march ’08

‘dutch theater poster awards’ – jury ’07, ’08, ’09, 10, 11

dutch design awards – scouting selection committee
sept. ’08 & june ’09, may-june ’11, may-june ’12

took part in the ‘dutch design awards 2009 selection’ exhibition in shanghai, china 2010

typographical illustration ‘generations’ nominated for the dutch design awards 2010

selected for the ‘messages to the world’ international poster exhibition and book, shanghai 2010

took part in the ‘dutch design awards 2009 selection’ exhibition in essen, germany 2010

selected for the ‘social justice’ international poster exhibition and book, shanghai 2012

selected for the ‘for the world’ international poster exhibition and book, shanghai 2014

selected for the ‘eeum – design connects’ international poster exhibition and book, shanghai 2015

TNT – dutch postage stamp design database

museum of communication – stamp designers database

presentation on ‘inspiration’ during the theater poster awards ceremony sept 11, 2008

co-editor of adformatie ‘de essentie’ special jubilee publication (together with erik kessels + pim gerrits – kesselskramer, mare nieborg – social safari & thierry somer – quote magazine) sept 2008

‘calimucho’ poster – shortlist nomination (5 out of 45) for the dutch ‘cinema poster awards’ 2008

idn magazine v18n1 – graphics with dimension featuring an interview with me studio (also in chinese if you prefer)
also featured on idn motion graphics dvd with this piece

work (two corporate ID projects) published in ‘logo’ by lawrence king, london 2007

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work published in ‘los logos 4’ book by gestalten publishers, berlin 2008

work published in ‘playful type’ by gestalten publishers, berlin 2008

work published in ‘bastardised’ book by ‘bunch’ (made in bunch) UK 2008

work published in ‘color in graphics’ book by mao mao publishers, Spain 2008

work published in ‘mini graphics’ by sandu publications, china 2010

work published in ‘springstof’ a dance encyclopedia, NL 2010

work published in the 3D type book from lawrence king publishers, london (released 2011)

work published in ‘diagraphics’ (information graphics) by mao mao publishers, barcelona (released 2010)

work published in ‘los logos 5, compass’ by gestalten publishers, berlin 2010

work published in ‘selected A’ (graphic design from europe) by index publishers, barcelona 2010

work published in ‘handmade type’ by rotovision publishers, london (due for release, late 2010)

work published in ‘basic identity’
by index publishers, barcelona (due for release, late 2010)

work published in ‘1,000 more greetings’
by rockport publishers, USA (due for release, late 2010)

work published in ‘messages to the world’ – international poster exhibition by vidak publishers, shanghai 2010

work published in ‘de beste verzorgde boeken 2009’ (best dutch books) by CPNB publishers, amsterdam (due for release, late 2010)

work published in ‘chicago poster biennial 2010’ (catalogue)
by CIPBA publishers, chicago (due for release, late 2010)

work published in ‘de beste verzorgde boeken 2010’ (best dutch books) by CPNB publishers, amsterdam (due for release, early 2010)

work published in type player 2 by ginko press, china

article in graphic magazine #19, sept ’11 – best book designs

work published in ‘art in book’ by send points publishing guangzhou, china

work published in ‘los logos 6’, by gestalten publishers, berlin 2012

work published in ‘branding first vol. 2’ by send points publishing guangzhou, china

work published in ‘logotype’ by lawrence king, london 2012

work published in ‘how to use type’ by lawrence king, london 2012

work published in ‘on spot’ by send points publishing guangzhou, china

work published in ‘typoholic’ by victionary, hong kong 2012

work published in ‘international poster design 2012’ – catalogue by vidak publishers, shanghai 2013

work published in ‘international poster design 2014’ – catalogue by vidak publishers, shanghai 2014

work published in ‘type object’ by barbara brownie, artpower 2014

work published in ‘international poster design 2015’ – catalogue by vidak publishers, shanghai 2015

work published in ‘creative business cards’, by send points publishers 2015

work published in ‘graphic design x 100’, by braun publishers 2015

article in fontanel finals 2014 by fontanel publishers 2015

6 page interview 10 years me – ‘publish’ magazine, june ’15

work published in ‘500 greetings’, by promopress publishers, july 2016

work published in ‘Printing Colors’ by send points publishing, sept 2016

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“Rocking one of the best logos we have seen in quite some time,
Specializing in typography, corporate identity, and naturally print, this site doubles as portfolio and daily blog of photos of great found type and art and stuff that shows how they think… which in turn, just may change the way you think. It’s certainly great to see some daily shots of Dutch design from the Netherlands, and share some of the inspirations they seem to draw upon to create the strong type and graphic design in their porfolio. ‘Njoy!…”

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citiID identity project

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other various blog posts and mentions:

this is colossal blog

journal du design blog

fontanel inspiration blog

club club graphisme blog

typography daily blog

the BG blog

trends now blog

etapes blog

french blog zigonet

the ajoure blog

IdN magazine the ‘tactile issue’

interview posters in amsterdam blog

questions about creativity: amsterdam adblog (june ’11)

50 years ballet posters expo

interview about posters on the typographic posters blog

the ‘a’dam ad blog’ on the nomads identity

‘clash magazine’ premiere of the
stop-motion clip we made for ‘mathematics’, nov. ’16

the metropole orkest on the mathematics video clip

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